Charles Francis Morgan, Jr.
Charles Francis Morgan, Jr., was born in San Francisco, CA, on May 10th, 1942, to Charles F. Morgan, Sr., and Mary Catherine Duffy. Charlie is survived by his wife Woodra “Woody” M. Morgan, siblings Maurine Burns, Patty Conn, and Mike Morgan. His children, Kathy Blasquez, Mark Hamilton, Michelle Luehr, Chip Allen and Dawn Allen. Charlie has 10 grandchildren: Kurtis, Chelsea, Brittany, Casey, Eric, Tami, Nick, Sage, Brooke and Morgan. He has one great-granddaughter, Elizabeth.
In his youth, Charlie traveled the world as a Navy brat before settling down in Pittsburg, California. This is where he developed his love for fishing, hunting, baseball, football and basketball.
After high school graduation Charlie attended Mt. Diablo college continuing to play baseball and acquired a new-found love for boxing. He began his professional career as a clean-up boy at Fry’s Food Store. Charlie earned his apprenticeship as a meat cutter, which enabled his 56-year profession, culminating as the Meat Manager at Ray’s Food Place in Weed, CA.
As a young man Charlie married Martha Hamilton. During this time Charlie raised and mentored Kathy and Mark. Charlie and Martha enjoyed a six-year marriage.
Charlie developed a love for the water. He bought the infamous boat “Do It,” and created countless wonderful and humorous memories with his brother and friends. During their time on the seas Charlie became more of a father to Mike than a brother. The two of them grew into the honorable men of integrity we know today.
Charlie and Woody met in 1978, and settled in Mt. Shasta, CA, in June 1980, which became home for Michelle, Chip and Dawn. This is where Charlie mentored his children and taught outdoor skills including hunting, fishing and camping. It is also where Michelle got caught taking Dad’s truck, Chip lifted Mom’s car, and Dawn learned from the best by repeating both. For the record, the car was quieter.
Charlie took the bonds of his many great friends with him in his heart as he and Woody moved to Rifle, CO, in August 2014. They continued to create many wonderful memories with their family and new friends in Rifle. Charlie went home to be with his Lord and Savior on September 25th, 2015.
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